Monday, September 25, 2017

Swag Bag September: Today was the Best Day Ever

Swag Bag kit in the house! Go check out the newest kit in the Paper Issues store 
and then check out the PI blog for inspiration on how to use the swag bag kits. 
 I used the newest swag bag for September and it was 
perfection for this colorful shave ice pic from Hawaii last month. 
I was inspired to make this background based on the Seek Rainbows patterned paper
 I think you could totally cut the rainbow patterned paper into a circle for a similar look!

Here's how I started this layout-- gesso and a circle of rainbow watercolors using the packaging technique.  I just kept on layering shades of the colors until I had similar matches to the papers in the September swag bag kit. I added splatters of watercolors after I had stitched all of my circles and ephemera down.

The Shimelle Glitter Girl made a splash in this fun swag bag kit--see the fun lenticular camera ephemera--it says snap when you tilt the page! I love the speech bubble hello and all of the little circle faces paper with glasses.  I had so much fun punching circles from lots of the paper cards this month.

I love the title card also from Shimelle's Glitter Girl ephemera pack.  See the cute gummy bear paper circles--those are from the Happy Hooray collection by Pebbles. The glittery shooting star embellishment with little ribbons--totally adorable and you can get it from the Dear Lizzy Stargazer collection.

Happy Hooray puffy stickers are in the kit, see the balloon animal? 
Also some ephemera is included from Pebbles Happy Hooray.  
It all works so well together. After I stitched everything down, I added enamel dots for dimension and little circles to scatter in the ring.


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! 
 I hope you are inspired to try a swag bag kit for the first time or use a kit you've been hoarding!  
Grab your circle punches or your die cut machine and get pops of color from the rainbow of papers and then start layering.
Save 20% today on your swag bag and all of the items I tagged above at the Paper Issues store.
Use code: Stacie  this will save you 20% everytime you shop!
Go check out the swag bag kit and quick!  They sell out so fast each month.
I love that Cassie includes bits from all of the newest lines and matches them with papers that make it so easy to use in several projects. I still have so much left from this month's kit!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hello Beautiful: Hawaii

It's Sunday Funday! A perfect day to Scraplift at Paper Issues!  
Go check out this week's inspiration on the PI blog and play along!
I was inspired by Wendy's use of the cut file and stitching around it.
The original had such a perfect mix of chipboard, stickers, and wood veneer pieces.  
Cocoa Vanilla Studios Wild at Heart was what I was stashbusting 
and was perfect for my take to document the beauty of Hawaii.


The Rosey Posey background cut file worked for layering the embellishments and having a edge to stitch around.

Cocoa Vanilla has the prettiest papers and especially watercolor style background paper.



Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to see what project you create for this scraplift!
Get all the scrappy things for 20% off in the Paper Issues store.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Free File Friday: Super Star Soccer!

It's FriYAY! I am so excited to show you another week of Free File Friday and today we are releasing a new file called Having a Ball! Go check out more details on the Paper Issues blog!

I was excited to get to my niece's soccer game and snap some pics of her in action!  My kids are not soccer players so it's always fun to watch a new sport for a change!
I love how Paige Evan's new Turn the Page collection worked for her soccer pictures! Red and pink is  such a fresh color combo!





The red was definitely a fun color to scrap with. I think Turn the Page is a must have collection!  
The embellishments (hello, stars!!) and mini paper pads are adorable!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hello Super Hero Friends!

Today it's all about the glitter and rainbows on the Paper Issues blog.  We are showcasing new products that just bring the wow factor!  I focused on Shimelle's newest collection, Glitter Girl and using a PI cut file for the base of my layout.


The puffy glitter shaker stickers are a must! Look how it fits almost perfectly in the cut file opening! These shaker stickers are so cute and add so much fun and playfulness to a layout design.The wonky paper polka dots"Get Messy" make this background so much fun. I love the clean white paper as a base for the colorful dots and prints.


Glitter foam Thickers in teal!! Yes, please! Love the fonts and the mix of block print and cursive.


The rainbow ombre style polka dot paper is so pretty as a raised layer off of the mixed media background.


Ok, just one more close up! I love these fun colors and the variety of prints in the new Shimelle collection. The Pink Paislee Girl Squad thickers were a favorite and it's perfect down below the main title.
Have a gorgeous day! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 
Play along with all things glitter and full of sparkle!
Get all of Shimelle Glitter Girl for 20% off with code: Stacie 


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Love this! Scrap Soup

Hello!  I played along with Mary Ann's Scrap Soup Challenge at Paper Issues.  Each month she gives you a recipe of what to use in your design. Check out the PI blog today with ideas on how to join in the fun.


I love using a Swag Bag kit from the Paper Issues store when I am scrapping away from home as it provides so many great coordinating pieces and papers to create something fun!  
This was the July kit and it worked so well with my photo and sunset color scheme.
 The big Amy Tangerine chipboard Thicker started the circle grouping and layers of polka dot papers.  I love adding chipboard elements like this to add height and instant titles or sayings! All the circles!


 I layered a sun and the title piece from Fancy Pants Designs. The background close ups show water colors, acrylic paint, and Shimmerz.


I added machine stitching around the photo to add more texture and a cohesive border to my photo.


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you try Mary Ann's Scrap Soup today and post your challenge entries online in the Paper Issues Facebook group.
Save 20% on your next Swag Bag or anything else from the store.